9/11 Is Over

// October 2nd, 2007

Thomas Friedman’s op-ed this weekend in the New York Times (that bastion of the liberal media that helped build the run up to an illegal war against Iraq!) touched upon something that I personally, as well as many of my fellow New Yorkers I’m sure, have been thinking for some time now:

9|11 is over

Giuliani and various other fearmongers have invoked 9|11 incessantly over the last few years, and it’s about time that they stop. The analogy I liken it to is that of having a family member pass away several years ago and having someone constantly bring it up when you’d like to just move on with your life - but they just won’t let you.

These politicians won’t let you move on because they have nothing to offer for the future as they are mired in the past. They need for you to be afraid so that you have no hope. As Friedman succinctly puts it:

I will not vote for any candidate running on 9/11. We don’t need another president of 9/11. We need a president for 9/12. I will only vote for the 9/12 candidate.

What does that mean? This: 9/11 has made us stupid. I honor, and weep for, all those murdered on that day. But our reaction to 9/11 — mine included — has knocked America completely out of balance, and it is time to get things right again.

And I, for that matter, will not vote for any candidate that advocates war. It is time to right our ship before we descend upon our downward spiral!

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